GM is trying to bring down the VOLT price

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    The primary cost of an EV remains the battery. Several companies are working on this, a pair of them in Portland, Oregon. When the price of the battery is brought down by an order of magnitude, and the power increased at the same time by a factor of 2 to 10, we will see EVs become the vehicle of choice.
     
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    Just think! At this rate, in only 463 years, everyone in America will have a Chevy Volt! Good job guys! :lol:
     
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    Economics 101. What do you do with an expensive product nobody wants to buy? Lower the price and keep your fingers crossed.
     
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    They should give them away. After all, they're into the American taxpayers for billions. We've already bought the damn things.
     
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    The French version is to be called the Volt Aire.
     
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    How are these good again?
     
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    Obama told him so.
     
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    For people who just need a runabout car, or have a very short commute they will eventually be superior to ICE based cars. Just look at all the crap you can get rid of when you remove the engine. Engine, coolant, alternator, fuel system, exhaust, etc.

    You basically remove many of the things that require maintenance, and only get a few new items back. Your maintenance costs go down a whole lot based on what I see.

    Thier downside is still limited range and overall power, as well as charge times. Charge times will stop being an issue once you get the time it takes to charge down to the time it takes to fill the gas tank.
     

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